NEW ORLEANS – A St. Tammany Parish man alleges he suffered a knee injury while trying to stop the defective bicycle he was riding.
Warren J. Keller filed a complaint on March 9 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against
Target Corp. of Minnesota and Target Corp.
citing Louisiana products liability, negligence and redhibition.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on March
13, 2016, he purchased a bike from defendants' Target store in
Covington. While trying his new bike, he alleges he was unable to turn
the bike because the handlebar component had not been properly assembled
and that he sustained injuries when tried to stop it with his foot. The
suit states that as a result of the incident, he underwent left knee
arthroscopy on April 27, 2016, and is currently in jeopardy of losing
The plaintiff holds Target Corp. of Minnesota and Target Corp.
responsible because defendants' employees allegedly failed to properly
assemble the bike and failed to properly supervise and train employees.
The plaintiff requests a
trial by jury and seeks compensation for all damages, attorney's fees,
costs and expenses and all other legal relief. He is represented by
Thomas B. Calvert in
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Case number 2:17-cv-02004